Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer-songwriter H.E.R. is back with a new song called “Change.” Change is from the soundtrack to the upcoming animated Netflix series “We the People.” The song is heavily influenced by the Funk and Psychedelic genres that dominated the 1970s. It opens with a bass-heavy guitar riff that is consistently present throughout the song. Although the riff is dripped in nostalgia it is very repetitive and after a while, the song becomes very monotone.
Lyrically, she describes the political process of voting, promotes education, and advocates for people to become more involved. She also acknowledges that it takes more than one person to make a difference in our society. “If I’m just one person will my voice even stand out, cannot make a difference if I don’t even know how,” she sings. Although the message of the song is incredibly positive, the song is extremely boring. A positive-filled song like this should be more upbeat instrumental-wise; overall I give this song a B- based off of effort. “We the People,” will be available for streaming on July 4, and it is produced by Barack and Michelle Obama and Black-Ish creator Kenya Barris. This series will feature 10 animated music videos that will focus on inspiring young viewers to become more engaged with their community and government.